Q. What is the seat post size for your frames?
A. 42:16- 27.2mm. RC104 30mm. RC129 27.2mm. RC305, RC325.5 & 405 – 31.6. RC506 – 30.9 RC200 – 29.4 RC300 – 27.2 The RC200 can take a kit that will reduce it to 27.2.
Q. Can I still get the RC35 elastomer kits?
A. Yes. Check out the Retro Parts section under Products tab. Please call the office to order.
Q. Do you plan to make any more rigid forks?
A. Yes, we are making a limited number- available now but only limited quantity!
Q. Do you still have spares for the PACE forks?
A. Yes, we have most spares dating back to 1989, only available from PACE direct. Check out the retro section under the Products tab
Q. Do you think you will make a road/commuter frame?
A. Yes, as ever lots of ideas and products in development, and with the success of the 42:16 fixed there is room for a geared road frame in the range.
Q. How do I “Prime” my RC39 fork?
A. “Priming” a RC39 fork is really simple. . . . Push the fork right through its travel 3 or 4 times (If you find it hard to compress the fork completly try removing some of the air pressure) . . . . You should now have a full range of smooth damping. . . Job done!
Q. How do I “Prime” my RC40/41 fork?
A. “Priming” is a method used to activate the damping of an oil damped fork. . . . This is required on all our RC40/41 range of forks when your fork has been laid flat or perhaps stored upside down for a while. During this time air will of become mixed with the oil. With out priming, a forks damping and the Launch Control feature will most likely not work and the fork will make a loud clunking sound as it tops out. . . . What you need to do is:- 1. Ensure the red compression adjuster at the bottom of the right leg is within its factory recommended range and then engage the Launch Control lever. . . 2. Now slowly push down on the front of the bike to compress the fork right trough its travel then release the fork back to its fully extended position. . . . 3. Repeat step 2. a number of times. . . . Your fork should now be “Primed” and have the correct range of damping and the Launch Control will operate correctly.
Q. How often do I need to have my fork serviced?
A. At least once a year, but you should remove the slider and clean the seals regularly.
Q. How to set up a RC39 Lock out lever up!
A. If you find your lever is not locking the fork or maybe it is locking out too soon you may need to simply follow these instructions…………. 1. Screw the cable adjuster on the lockout lever right in.. 2. Make anti clockwise 1/2 turn adjustments of the adjuster and check if for the lock out engaging.. 3. The cable tension is correct when the lock out engages with the lever pushed forward, do not tighten the cable further once you feel it engage.. 4. Now check the lever holds in place when pushed forward.. 5. If the lever flicks back to the non locked position the grub screw on the side of the lever housing needs to be adjusted.. 6. Using a 2.5mm allen key make 1/4 turn adjustments at a time and check for the lever holding in the lock position.
Q. I have a problem with my fork and need it looking at!
A. If for some unfortunate reason your fork isnt working correctly and you think is not a service related issue you should contact the dealer that supplied the fork to you. . . . Here at PACE we hold stock of almost every component from current and past versions of our forks and can in most cases get your forks back to 100% health. . . . If your fork has an issue that could be covered under its warranty, it is important that you still have your proof of purchase, as with out it your dealer will not be able sort out any warranty claim with a charge.
Q. I have an 3×3 eVENT jacket which lets water in.
A. Ok, lets just get the obvious out of the way, . . . Check the jacket for small tears and nicks in the fabric. . . . NO? . . . . Ok, over time the treatment on the outside of the fabric becomes dirty and looses its efficiency and waterproof properties, you can check if this is the case as the jacket will not be ‘beading’ the water on the surface of the fabric but instead be “wetting out” where the fabrice surface becomes black with water. At this point the saturated face fabric blocks venting of vapour from the inside as it cannot penetrate the saturated surface. Sweat begins to build up inside and so the inner jacket surfacealso starts to feel wet. The waterproofing can be regained however by reproofing the jacket! For optimum performance machine wash in a warm cycle (40deg) with liquid detergent or NikWax TX Direct or Granger’s Extreme Wash In . Secure all zippers and closures. Rinse twice. Hang dry. Use a steam iron on a warm (silk) setting to rejuvenate the water repellent finish. Do not use bleach or fabric softener when washing, best to rinse the degergent draw of your washer before cleaning. Do not dry clean the jacket. . . . As with any High Tech fabric, it is vital that the cleaning instructions are followed.
Q. I’ve noticed that my PACE fork Manual states ‘…warranty is invalid if this fork is fitted in a cycle rack where front wheel is removed’.
A. It’s a precautionary safety measure to protect your fork. With the front wheel removed imagine grabbing the nose of the dropout with a large wrench and levering it to one side. Well the exact equivalent can happen when dropouts are clamped in a roof rack, and bike is leant over when removed (or falls over). In other words the dropouts are designed to take a good pounding with the wheel in place, not removed.
Q. My PACE fork feels sticky when riding!
A. There are 2 most likely reasons for this . . . 1. The Fork is still fairly new and the bearings and seals are still tight and need to bed in (see your owner manual for the expected bedding in run times) . . . . 2.The fork’s seals are either dirty or dry and the fork needs a service to clean the seals and top up the lubricating oil.
Q. My Pace fork makes a clunking noise when it is fully extended!
A. What is most likely happening is the Damping piston moving to quickly back to its resting position. . . . This is a result of air rather than oil been in the piston cartridge, a simple way to sort this is to “prime” the fork. . . . You can find out how to do this by checking out the priming question for your fork in this FAQ section of the website.
Q. What is the biggest disc I can fit on my PACE fork?
Q. Our RC31/29 and RC39 forks are all capable of running a maximum of 185mm disc rotor size. The RC40/41 range of forks can all run upto a 205mm rotor size.
Q. Why does my Launch Control not stay locked down?
A. The Launch Control system on the RC40/41 range of forks has a threshhold adjustment that you must set up to suit your weight and riding style. . . . The threshhold allows the fork to release back to fully active after hitting a bump. . . . If you have too little adjustment set then pushing down on the fork when climbing or just trying to engage the Launch Control may be sensed as a big enough bump that will release the Launch Control. . . have the threshold wound in to far and you may jam the Launch Control lever or when engaged the fork may not release back to active even when riding through a big bump. . . The trick is to ride the fork and find an adjusment that keeps the Launch Control engaged during your climbs or sprints.
Q. Why is there some oil on my fork’s stanctions?
A. Our current range of RC39 and RC40/41 forks all use an open bath design of oil seal, these have a foam wiper ring built into them that holds a small amount of oil so that the fork’s stanctions are kept lubricated and running smoothly. . . . During dusty or muddy rides the oil coated on the stanction can show up more clearly. . . . Also if the fork is stored flat or upside down an excess of oil in the wiper can work its way out onto the stanction. . . . This is normal and you can simply wipe the excess off with a cloth.
What type of headset do you recommend?
Semi integrated. Such as the Hope Integral headset.